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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Individuals With Significant Tax Debt Should Act Promptly to Avoid Revocation of Passports

The Internal Revenue Service in IR-2019-141 urged taxpayers to resolve their significant tax debts to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy. They should contact the IRS now to avoid delays in their travel plans later. Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the IRS notifies the State Department (State) of taxpayers certified as owing a seriously delinquent…
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FBAR Consent to Extend Statute Held Valid!

In United States v. Schwarzbaum (S.D. Fla. No. 18-cv-81147) a federal district court rejected an individual's claims that FBAR penalties assessed against him should be set aside because they were assessed after the limitations period expired. Generally, U.S. persons who maintain a financial account in a foreign country (foreign financial account) must file a Report of Foreign Bank…
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Congress issues Report on TCJA Revisions to International Corporate Tax Rules

The Congressional Research Service has issued the Congressional Research Service-Issues in International Corporate Taxation: The 2017 Revision (P.L. 115-97)  report that looks at how changes made in 2017 by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA, PL 115-97) to the international corporate tax rules addressed concerns under prior tax law and what problems, issues, and legal uncertainties arose…
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